Kerala CM seeks center help after IMD issues ‘very heavy rain’ warning for state

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls warning in parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also announced that the IMD had issued a warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea close to Sri Lankan coast.

The Chief Minister further said that a red alert had been issued for three districts for Sunday, October 7. The state government has also asked the Centre for five companies of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

He said that fishermen have also been asked to reach safer coast by Friday, October 5, in the wake of the alert issued by the IMD.

Addressing mediapersons, the Kerala Chief Minister said, “Fishermen have been advised to reach safer coast by October 5. Warning has been issued. Red alert has been declared in three districts for October 7.”


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